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   RE: XSL/XML/XLL and VRML (was: Re: Conditional actions in XSL?)

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  • From: Tony Stewart <tony.stewart@rivcom.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 18:13:49 -0000

Len Bullard wrote:

>>It can do what DTDs do well:  provide a precise description of the
presentation style of the interface as a set of routed behaviors.

I would have thought that a good DTD doesn't do this at all. The DTD
should define the information content, leaving both style and (IMO)
behavior to be specified in a stylesheet that is tailored to this
specific usage of the information. Thus, it is the style sheet describes
the presentation style, not the DTD. Otherwise, how are you going to
reuse the information in other formats? You're not going to want to
change the DTD. And you may not have permission to do so in any case.

Since this is all pretty basic religious thinking, perhaps I
misunderstood you.


Tony Stewart
"Publishing Structured Information"

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